Miscellaneous Harrison County, Indiana Obituaries - 2000

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Jean Hintz
Jean Hintz, 85, formerly of Corydon, died Sunday, Oct. 15, at 2:52 a.m. at Westminster Health Care Center in Clarksville.

A native of Milwaukee, Wis., born Aug. 1, 1915, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Katherina Pietrazewski. She was a member of Our Lady of Loudes Catholic Church.

Survivors include her husband, John F. Hintz; a son, Dennis Hintz of Hot Springs, Ark.; a daughter, Gail K. Curry of Greenville; and three grandchildren.

The funeral will be in Milwaukee with burial in St. Alberts Cemetery. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon is handling arrangements.


Charles J. Tucker
Charles J. Tucker, 65, Louisville, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 6:30 a.m. at Jewish Hospital in Louisville.

A native of Bentonville, Ark., born Jan. 3, 1935, he was the son of the late Ray and Lois Morris Tucker.

He was an Army veteran and served in Korea. He worked in maintenance, construction and security before retiring in 1995.

He was preceded in death by two sisters.

Survivors include his wife, the former June Wininger; five sons, Doug Tucker of Crestwood, Ky., Gordon Tucker of English, Mike Tucker of Louisville, Greg Tucker of Tallahassee, Fla., and Ryan Tucker of Camp Lejuene, N.C.; a daughter, Jeanie McMonigal of Louisville; three brothers, Karl, Donald and Rex Tucker; four sisters, Mary Smith, Marie England, Shirley Laswell and Alta Weglieb; four stepgrandchildren and a step-great-grandchild.

A graveside service was Saturday, Oct. 14, at Emmons Ridge Cemetery in French Lick. Pastor Randy Stevens officiated. Brosmer-Drabing Funeral Home in French Lick handled the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the Crusade for Children or the Brown Cancer Center in Louisville.


James Thompson
James Everett Thompson, 60, Palmyra, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 4:37 p.m. at Washington County Memorial Hospital in Salem.

A native of Louisville, born June 29, 1940, he was the son of the late Houston Earl and Anna B. Wheeler Thompson.

He was a former employee of Zabel's Furniture in Salem, a former mechanic for Consolidated Sales in Jeffersonville and a member of Fredericksburg United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Susan Hinkel; three sons, David Thompson of Pocola, Okla., and Jason and Chad Thompson, both of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Kathy L. Walling of New Castle, Ky., and Patricia A. Smith of Crestwood, Ky.; three stepdaughters, Kennethea Litton of Goshen, Ky., Sharon Donahue of Underwood and Sharlene Moore of Memphis; a brother, John R. Thompson of Salem; a sister, Carolyn Fitzgerald of New Lexington, Ohio; 21 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Friday, Oct. 13, at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery in Fredericksburg.


Edna Harris
Edna Harris, 80, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Corydon, died Monday, Oct. 2, at Mt. Carmel East Hospital in Columbus.

A native of Elliottville, Ky., born May 15, 1920, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Almedia Gillum.

Survivors include a brother, Everett Gillum of Cattlesburg, Ky.

Evans Funeral Home in Columbus handled the arrangements.


Margie VanFleet
Margie A. Springer VanFleet, 79, Byrneville, died Saturday, Oct. 14, at Vencor at Corydon.

A native of Louisville, born Nov. 28, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Maggie A. Mason Springer.

She retired as a self-employed hair dresser, and was a member of Indian Creek Baptist Church in Georgetown.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fount E. VanFleet, a son, James A. VanFleet, a brother, Jack D. Springer; two sisters, Dorothy M. Cilone and Violet L. Miller, a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Survivors include a son, Raymond L. VanFleet of Byrneville; two daughters, Delores A. Hilbert of Crandall and Nancy E. Stickler of Ramsey; a brother, Charles (Tommy) Springer of New Albany; two sisters, Rosie M. Gatewood of Louisville and Betty J. Miller of Central; 18 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

The funeral was Monday, Oct. 16, at Indian Creek Baptist Church with burial in Byrneville Cemetery. The Rev. Herman Brown officiated. Emma Jane Love was organist. Swarens Funeral Home in Ramsey handled the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Pamela Odle, Theresa Vallin, Angela VanFleet, Founta Jones, Angela Smith, Kelly Gettelfinger and Misty VanFleet.


Catherine Frakes
Catherine Frakes, 84, Richmond, 84, died Thursday, Oct. 12, at Heritage Regency following a long illness.

A native of Corydon, born Feb. 22, 1916, she was the daughter of the late Wylie and Minnie Frakes Rhoads.

She was a homemaker and a member of Williamsburg Church of the Nazarene and the Community Birthday Club.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Rudy Frakes, two brothers, Russell and Alonzo Rhoads, an infant sister and a great-granddaughter.

Survivors include a son, Jim Frakes of Williamsburg; two daughters, Phyllis Horner of Fountain City and Linda Birch of Brookville, Ohio; two brothers, Herbert Rhoads of Clarksville and Frances Rhoads of Corydon; three sisters, Ethelda Orme and Margie Longacre, both of Corydon, and Ruth Mathes of Bakersfield, Calif.; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Saturday, Oct. 14, at Williamsburg Church of the Nazarene with burial in Willow Grove Cemetery in Fountain City. The Revs. Ross Kirkman and Stacy Allen officiated. Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home in Fountain City handled the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to her church or to Gideons International.


Naomi K. Duley
Naomi K. Duley, 78, Xenia, Ohio, formerly of Harrison County, died Friday, Oct. 13, at Greene Memorial Hospital in Xenia.

A native of Lawrenceburg, Ky., born June 22, 1922, she was the daughter of Ruth Bryant Elder of Xenia and the late Manson Elder. She attended Corydon High School in 1939 and 1940.

Survivors besides her mother include her husband of 58 years, Ezra I. Duley; two sons, William D. and Kenton Duley, both of Xenia; a daughter, Marti Malott of Kettering, Ohio; a sister, Janice Parker of Reno, Nev.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Neeld Funeral Home in Xenia with burial in Woodland Cemetery. The Rev. Timothy S. Shapiro officiated.




Deward Elliott
Deward (Mac) Elliott, 69, Palmyra, died at 5:04 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Park View Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

A native of Lexington, Ky., born July 4, 1931, he was the son of the late Pella and Neila Shrout Elliott.

He was an independent courier, and owned and managed the former Elliott's Transmission business in Palmyra and the old E & B Transmission Co. in Louisville. He was a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church in New Salisbury.

Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Toncray; two sons, David Elliott of New Albany and Paul (Scooter) Elliott of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Dawn Danglade of Noblesville and Lori Lentz of Carmel; two brothers, Pella Elliott of Bethesda, Md., and Maurice Elliott of Clarksville; two sisters, Dora (Dodie) Zimmerman of Palmyra and Lois Morris of Clarksville; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Love Funeral Home in Palmyra with burial in Horner's Chapel Cemetery near Fredericksburg.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the Crusade for Children or Families of SMA, P.O. Box 196, Libertyville, Ill., 60048.


Vicki L. Wooten
Vicki Lynn Wooten, 42, New Middletown, died Thursday, Oct. 12, at her home.

A native of Louisville, born March 12, 1958, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Wilma Thompson.

She was employed as a pharmacy technician at Norton Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Edgar Dale Wooten; a son, Donnie Yates; three sisters, Barbara Vigil of Denver, Beverly Kohn of Louisville and Cheryl Wells of Russellville, Ky.; and four grandchildren.

The funeral was Sunday, Oct. 15, at Owen Funeral Home in Louisville with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Corydon. Dr. Kenneth Hollis officiated.

Pallbearers were Rick Wells, Richard Thompson, Mark Shircliff, Terry Thompson and Wheeler Hughes.


Raymond Clarkson
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. Raymond E. Clarkson, 79, Palmyra, died Sunday, Oct. 15, at his home.

A native of Danville, Ky., born Nov. 13, 1920, he was the son of the late Raymond F. and Stella Lane Clarkson.

He was a former Air Force liaison for the secretary of the Air Force and served as a pilot in the Air Force. He was a former instructor of military service at the University of Louisville; a founding member of Kentucky Air National Guard; and a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law. He served in World War II, Korea and Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Cecilia Clarkson.

Survivors include a son, Raymond F. Clarkson of Boise, Idaho; three daughters, Kathleen A. Clarkson and Susan J. Turner, both of Louisville, and Lisa J. Clarkson of Clearwater Beach, Fla.; a brother, James T. Clarkson of Santa Monica, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

A graveside service will be Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Cemetery in Bradford. Father Bonaventure Knable will officiate. Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home in Corydon handled the arrangements.

The family suggests memorial gifts to the Hospice of Southern Indiana in care of the funeral home.


Arthur W. Kopp
Arthur W. Kopp, 91, Corydon, died Saturday, Oct. 14, at Regency Place in Greenfield.

A native of Corydon, born May 7, 1909, he was the son of the late Clarence W. and Jacie L. Long Kopp.

He owned and operated the old Kopps Service Station and lunch counter in Corydon for several years and was an Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of Corydon United Methodist Church, Old Capitol VFW Post in Corydon and the Corydon Sportsmen Club.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Grace Kopp.

Survivors include a sister, Louise Kopp Ellis of Indianapolis.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 18, after 8 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.

The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Barbara Planck will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Kyle and Todd Gleason, Steve and Mike Shaffer, Jim Hamilton and James Feller.


Albert H. Dietrich
Albert H. Dietrich, 82, Lanesville, died Friday, Oct. 13, at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.

A native of Harrison County, born Feb. 19, 1918, he was the son of the late Edward and Gertrude Zollman Dietrich.

He was a farmer and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lanesville and Harrison County Farm Bureau.

Survivors include his wife, the former Katherine C. Schneider; three sons, Harold E. Dietrich of Greeley, Colo., Wayne A. Dietrich of Morton, Ill., and Keith E. Dietrich of Lexington, Ky.; a daughter, Marilyn Coleman of Spangdahlem, Germany; two sisters, Evelyn Lopp of Lanesville and Mildred Ruppel of Hicksville, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The funeral was Monday, Oct. 16, at St. John's Lutheran Church with burial in the church cemetery. Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon handled the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Denzil Wiseman, Kenny Blum, Mark and Mike Dietrich, and Rick and Roger Schneider.


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